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Daniel Raimi

Lecturer in Public Policy

Daniel Raimi is a fellow at Resources for the Future and a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on tools to enable an equitable energy transition. He has published in academic journals including Science, Science Advances, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Energy Research and Social Science, and Energy Policy, popular outlets including The New Republic, Newsweek, Slate, and Fortune, and presented his research for policymakers, industry and other stakeholders around the United States and internationally, including before the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the U.S. House's Natural Resources Committee. The Fracking Debate, his first book, combines stories from his travels to dozens of oil and gas producing regions with a detailed examination of key policy issues, and is published by Columbia University Press as part of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy book series.

He also co-hosts Resources Radio, a weekly podcast from Resources for the Future, in which he interviews leading researchers on energy and environmental topics.

He received his master’s degree in public policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and his bachelor’s degree in music from Wesleyan University. Prior to entering graduate school at Duke, Raimi worked as a guitarist, composer, and music instructor in New York and Los Angeles. In his spare time, he still plays music (mostly jazz and bluegrass), cooks, plays tennis, and spends time with family. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and son.  

Educational background

  • Master of Public Policy, Duke University
  • BA in music, Wesleyan University

Current research

Current research focuses on the socioeconomic and environmental effects of the energy transition.

Recent publications

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Resources Radio

Hosted by Daniel Raimi, Resources Radio is a weekly podcast, featuring interviews with leading experts about climate change, electricity, ecosystems, and more.
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